Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Snowman Cards

I'm really hoping I can get a space at the local school's craft fair, and with that thought in mind, I'm going to start creating some items to sell. These are my first two cards. These cards also work for a blog candy challenge at Samm's blog to create a Holiday theme card!


I started with old We R Memory Keepers striped paper. It reminds me of candy canes! I'm going to be creating a "snowman soup" gift (which consists of a container that holds one package of hot chocolate, a small baggie of mini marshmallows, a candy cane, and a cute little poem -- thanks Jana for the link to the snowman soup idea!!), so I thought cards to compliment that snowman theme would be a GREAT idea! The snowman stamp and "Happy Holidays" are stamps I've had for a long time. I think the snowman is Hero Arts. I used watercolor pencils to color the hat and scarf. I Cuttlebug embossed a small pink piece to layer behind the image. I did a lot of ticket punching to the layers. I added red ribbon on one, and dark pink ribbon on the other. I'm going to duplicate this design a few times, and then I think I'm going to make some in blue. I don't use a white card base very often, and I just love the way it looks! It's so crisp and clean!


These are the two different cards close up. I added some fine glitter in various areas. I was having adhesive issues (my glue pen is just about empty), so the Cuttlebug image didn't get glittered the way I imagined it, but it will work for now.

So, only two cards so far, but the ideas are swirling around in my head! The PTA is running this craft fair, and they're a little disorganized. The fair is on December 8th, and they want to invite vendors from last year first to give them priority, but they haven't even drafted that invitation letter yet, and they might not know who's getting space until the end of November! What?? So, I'm being optimistic that I WILL get a space, and I'm going to start creating. If I don't get a space, I'll look for another local craft fair, and if that doesn't work out, I'll try to sell some items on eBay.

I'm chaperoning a field trip today for my youngest daughter. We're going to the Art Institute in Chicago, and I haven't been there in years, so I'm very excited! Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

19 comments :

scrapnnMO said...

WOW these are sooo cute Carol! I love the outcome of them and the glitter adds the right touch to the cards! Love the ribbon to! Fab job well done! Good luck at the craft fair!

My Paper World said...

Very cute, and I love the glitter!

Fe-Fe said...

These are so cute! Hope you get a spot at the craft fair. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Fe x

Elisabeth said...

oh this was so beautiful.. and I loved your organizer for your stamps..
have a nice evening
Elisabeth

Elisabeth said...

Hello again;)
Thank you so much for visiting my blog.. I just forgot to say something.. You have a beautiful blog.. liked your design ( hi hi)
Elisabeth

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE THE CARDS CAROL,I'M SURE ALL YOUR ITEMS WILL SELL LIKE HOTCAKES!

Patsy Jackson said...

Gorgeous cards - how cute is that snowman! Love them!

I've nominated you for a lovely award on my blog :)

Patsy x

Marlou said...

Hi Carol, these are adorable!!!! xxx Hug for princess :)

karrin said...

Those are cute!

Deb said...

Your cards are fabulous, fingers crossed you get a stall. I am sure you will as if it is that disorganised most crafters may already have fairs etc booked. When I organised a school fair I rang around 2 months before and some people were already booked out to other fairs! Hope you had a great day out!

Charmingdesigns said...

Love these snowman cards! I really like how you redid the file!! I have wondered how to store all my stamps, this is great. I 'll have to give it a try. Oh YOU WON I'll be sending you the card from my 100th blog...email me your address! lm.sm@juno.com Laurie

Tracey said...

Love the chrissy card and I really like your stamp holder in the posts below its a fantastic idea!

~JULES~ said...

Adorable cards Carol! I hope the cards I receive this Christmas are that nice!

Andrea said...

Great cards, I love the colours you have used and the embossed panel looks fab

Flossie's Follies said...

Love the color you used on these they are great and the glitter is such a great extra.

Scrappy Moments said...

Carol,

Thses are Darling, I love the sparkle you added and the Embossed Snowflakes, What Pretty Cards :)

Angie

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous cards, love the embossed snowflakes.:)
Vanessa.

Samm said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! love them!

Thanks for joining in on my blog challenge!

Samm
x

Sharon Caudle said...

I love these cards Carol!! They're absolutely adorable! I sure hope you get a spot in the craft fair cause I think these would sell like hot cakes! Love the colors, the ribbon, the stickles, everything! And I'm a sucker for snowmen! :) Good luck!!